As long as this card remains face-up on the field,
Trap Cards cannot be activated. The effects of all
face-up Trap Cards are negated.
Type - Machine/Effect
Card Number - DB1-EN067
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 11.16.06
Ahh, how good you once were, Android Psycho
Jinzo used to be the pinnacle of tribute monsters.
If you were tributing for something, it dang well
better have had 2400 ATK and negate Trap cards. But
now, 2400s just do better stuff. As a general rule,
it's always better to destroy cards as opposed to
lock them down temporarily, and with Mobius
destroying 2 S/Ts, Zaborg destroying a monster, and
Thestalos ripping away an in-hand card, locking down
a card type that usually only 7 or 8 of show up in
your average deck (that's 20%) just doesn't appeal
so much any more.
Machine decks obviously include it, because Limiter
Removal owns with this card, and Chimeratech machine
decks HAVE to include it because it's half of the "I
brought back Jinzo AND Spell Canceller out of the
RFG pile, you're SCREWED now!" combo. But other than
that, fans of the old PSV secret rare just have to
admit one thing...
Didn't we review this just a few weeks back? *sound
surfing* Oh, six months is fairly reasonable.
I don't think the position of the Jinzo v. Mobius
debate has changed much with the new format. More
traps may be around, but they are generally
unchainable and ample Mobius food. Jinzo is still
very powerful, and it is mostly your choice, but I
think in anything outside a Machine deck (which is
stupid to not use him) Mobius is better.
I'll admit that Jinzo negates, and negating is not
as good as destroying. But being able to negate up
to 5 cards is a fair trade off. Machine decks have
multiple ways to get a use out of this monster.
Overdragon, Future Fusion, Cyber Stein Protection...
Combos with Call of The Haunted and beastly attack.
This is one of the best monsters made to date.
If utilized properly he will always win you your
duels. He's taken me to top 8, 3 times. Zaborg and
Mobius have their destruction effects, but a Jinzo
never dies to a bottomless trap hole.
If you run call use this.
If you run machines, why is he not in your deck?
Damn Fine card...Damn Fine!
If anyone has a DB1 (Ultra Rare Version) I'd be more
than happy to trade for them. Hit me up, cause I
love this card so much that I want as many as I can
The third and final of my Maltos fav’s, (if my
Kuriboh goes up) Jinzo.
Jinzo has always been a top notch monster, even
during his times of absence in the Regressive
format, and has always been a monster I’ve been
particularly interested in.
For a level 6, Jinzo used to define what I takes to
be a level 6, he’s got 2400 attack, and a fairly
decent 1500 defense. Jinzo set the bar for all past
and future level 6’s upon release with this stat
set-up. He also ruled over every deck that was for a
LONG time and was the main deciding factor in the
majority of player’s trap limit being a maximum of
6/7. That’s impressive right there, all alone he
defined the metagame.
Jinzo also lasted through that age of chaos, the era
when most level 6’s were replaced with envoy’s or
Light and Darks. Being a Dark himself, Jinzo made
the cut , and also helped secure a BLS attack, which
was pretty sweet.
When Jinzo fell from grace and was replaced by many
by Mobius we entered a new era of ultimately trap
heavy decks, where 1~4~1’s were all that mattered.
People were deemed n00b’s by n00bs if they played
Now Jinzo has battled his way back, and is still a
pretty decent monster , able to contend with most
threats this format, most noticeably that of Ring of
Destruction, which really screws Mobius up something
proper. We could debate for hours and hours over
which is better, Mobius or Jinzo, and still never
really get anywhere, but in Jinzo’s credit, their
face down’s may be a problem when Jinzo himself dies
, but up until that point you are really beating on
them hard with a gorgeous monster, AND you can
revive him later with his pall Call of the Haunted a
reap some mayhem once more, after all we all know
Jinzo’s possibilities with that trap card.
Jinzo is a solid monster, and often one I can rely
on . Definitely a contender for the best ever
Traditional : 4/5 He’s dark and a threat still.
Advanced : 4.5/5 He will beat you up something hard.
Art ;3.5/5 I like it, certainly unique.
MPS ; 5/5
Basic Summary: Now my opinion of this card greatly
dropped with Cyber Phoenix being released in EoJ but
still is one of the best one tribute monster ever.
Now 2400 trap negation isn't something to laugh at
since it can also fit into many competitive decks
still like Strike Ninja or hardcore Machines...
since 4800 with trap negation with Limiter Removal
is just great well not for your opponent. Now lately
I have prefered Mobius the Frost Monarch over Jinzo
since I like S/T removal not S/T negation because in
most sitautions since when Jinzo is gone the S/Ts
still remain and even if Mobius the Frost Monarch
gets destroyed from the chaining of the cards it
destroyed with its effect at least they're gone. Now
other then my personal opinion still remains one of
the best old school cards that isn't banned and a
good choice to keep in your trade binder not being
traded ( unless you have more :P ) because it always
seen a lot of play then dies down a little.
Conclusion: Its seen a lot of play before then goes
down much like a roller coaster but still a decent
Traditional Format > 3/5: Mehhh trap negation isn't
that great here
Advance Format > 4.5/5: Still very decent to play
but Monarch are in the spotlight now and maybe
Artwork > 5/5: Evil Android of Doom
Jinzo is a wonderful card. The
perfect Aggro weapon that can guarantee some major
damage; How many times have you been beaten by Jinzo?
Everyone has lost to Jinzo at least once in their
Aside from being a devastating card
when played at the right time, he is a Dark monster.
This means he’s food for the increasingly popular
Strike Ninja. He’s also a Machine. You know what can
happen with that.
A truly excellent card. Main-Deck it,
Side-Deck, just play him. He’s good.
I’m very grateful for the support
and I encourage you to e-mail me more decks. I’ve
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